§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultations he is planning to have regarding possible imposition of value added tax on books, newspapers and periodicals; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Ministers have received a large number of representations on this subject from interested trade associations, other organisations and individuals and a number of meetings have been held or are planned; in other cases requests for meetings are being considered. I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Dorset, North (Mr. Baker) on 15 November at column322.